Dev Chat Summary, October 15th

Agenda, IRC log.

Twenty Fifteen (#)
@iandstewart @iamtakashi
Twenty Fifteen landed over a week before the deadline. Ian asked to test predominantly mobile and color schemes. A variety of contributors asked if the Sass files could be added back. Neither Ian nor Takashi were very excited about that prospect, since the original Sass files differ greatly from the current CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.. It also raises the barrier to entry for contributing to themes. @wonderboymusic offered to bring them back in sync, after they were attached to #29799.

Bug Scrubs (#)
Weekly bug scrubs are back. Went to daily bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrubs for a while during 4.0 but weekly scrubs should allow a good amount of focus. It would be good to see a load of people in the channel on Friday.

UIUI User interface Improvements for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party/Themes Updates (#)
@nacin @melchoyce
Mel wants to start with @pento‘s plugin, since it’s probably 75% of the way there in terms of design, but no updates so far. @avryl offered to help with coding the UI.

Flow Tickets (#)
@johnbillion asked for eyes on the flow tickets concerning media, that @rboren brought up on make/flow.

User/Post Dropdown Performance (#)
@helen, @ericlewis
Both are doing a lot of investigative work. Right now looking at how to represent page hierarchy and how to deal with translations ( #22229 ).

Editor Focus (#)
@markjaquith, @avryl
Currently working on the last few issues. @designsimply is interested in doing some user tests. Avril likes the default status to be *on* as it wouldn’t be easily discoverable otherwise. Some feel like the transitions are distracting however, and sometime metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. boxes don’t reliably come back. Lots of discussion around whether it should be on by default, or the same behavior like now. No final decision as of now, leaning towards current behavior though.

Meta/Term/Date Query Enhancements (#)
Tax query and meta query now support nested params. The abstraction layer that was talked about last week is also in. What’s really needed now is for people using these query classes in plugins etc to make sure that there are no backward compatibility issues. Boone will post a call to that effect on make/core when things are in place in a week or so.

Open Floor (#)

#4-1, #meeting